Is AeroChamber same as spacer?

Is AeroChamber same as spacer?

A holding chamber or “spacer”, such as an Aerochamber® helps your child use a metered dose inhaler (MDI). Metered Dose Inhalers are used to get medicine directly into the lungs where it is needed. This allows the medicine to work quicker than the same type of medicine taken by liquid or pill form.

Which inhaler spacer is best?

6) Different types of spacer It is better to use a small volume spacer than no spacer at all. Using the small spacer with the Metered Dose Inhaler or “puffer” inhaler gets about 60% of the inhaled medicine into the child’s lungs.

Is an AeroChamber necessary?

It is important for everyone to use a spacer each time they use their inhaler. A spacer is an attachment that fits onto the end of your inhaler. If you use your inhaler without a spacer, then most of the medicine ends up inside your mouth or stomach, instead of your lungs, where it works best.

Should my AeroChamber whistle?

Put your mouth tight on the mouthpiece of the AeroChamber. Push the inhaler once, while you breathe in and out slowly 4 to 6 times with your mouth on the mouthpiece. When you breathe in too fast, you will hear a whistle sound. This is an alarm to tell you to slow down when you are breathing in.

Do I need a prescription for an inhaler spacer?

Spacers/VHCs are medical devices. Your doctor can write a prescription for a spacer to go with your inhaler and you will usually get the device at a pharmacy or durable medical equipment (DME) company. If you don’t have a prescription from your doctor for this device, you can buy them online.

Can I use same spacer for different inhalers?

There are several different brands of spacer that fit different inhalers and are available on prescription (including Volumatic, AeroChamber, Able Spacer, Space Chamber Plus, and A2A spacer). Speak to your GP, asthma nurse or pharmacist about finding the right spacer for you.

Do spacers need a prescription?

Why does my Aerochamber whistle?

Push the inhaler once, while you breathe in and out slowly 4 to 6 times with your mouth on the mouthpiece. When you breathe in too fast, you will hear a whistle sound. This is an alarm to tell you to slow down when you are breathing in.

How to use an aerochamber?

Hold the inhaler in one hand and using the thumb on your free hand push the thumbgrip down until you hear a click to reveal the mouthpiece

  • Using the same thumb slide the lever away from the mouthpiece until you hear a click
  • Breathe out gently then place the mouthpiece between your lips.
  • Hold your breath for ten seconds if you are able
  • How to use MDI with spacer?

    Remove the caps from the inhaler and spacer.

  • Shake the inhaler canister thoroughly.
  • Insert the inhaler canister into the open end of the mouthpiece; you’ll find the hole directly opposite the spacer’s mouthpiece.
  • Completely exhale all of your air.
  • Insert the mouthpiece between your teeth and close your lips around it tightly.
  • Why use spacers with inhalers?

    A spacer is a tube that attaches to the inhaler and holds the medication until you can breathe it in. This makes the device easier to use and helps get the medication into your lungs. Not all inhalers are used with a spacer, so ask your pharmacist if you need one.

    How to use a spacer with your inhaler?

    Remove the caps from your inhaler and spacer. Check to make sure there is nothing in the mouthpiece that could block the medicine from coming out.

  • Put the spacer onto the inhaler.
  • Shake the inhaler to mix the medicine.
  • Hold the inhaler upright,with the mouthpiece of the spacer pointing towards your mouth.